Lawrence from Chicago, IL

Proud to have overcome 13 yrs of homelessness! Help me make my new space a home.

I recently moved into my new place. I need household items such as furniture, sheets, cooking items and bathroom necessities.


I am a 59-year-old Chicagoan, born and raised. I was experiencing homelessness for 13 years, but finally moved into an apartment of my own just this week!

My goals are to go back to school and receive my GED. I'm always willing to help someone out and would love to do odds and ends to help out the neighbors in my community.

I am still getting settled into my new place. I only have a bed, table, and two chairs. I need household items such as a dresser, pots and pans, a comforter and sheets, cleaning supplies and bathroom necessities.

Meeting this need will help me because having everyday comforts in my new home will help me feel rested and ready to work on my goals. I'm excited to have a place to call my own and to continue working on my education.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Lawrence fund this need.

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Need funded!

11 supporters


This need has been validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center (What does this mean?)

I've known Lawrence since I started working at the Social Service Center over three years ago. He has always been so pleasant to work with, but has always had a difficult time finding the best housing opportunity for him. We were contacted by a supportive housing program in December 2015, and I assisted Lawrence in obtaining all his necessary documents. Lawrence followed through on all our appointments and was thrilled to move into his new home this week! He's in need a few more household items so he can make the space his own, and eventually work on obtaining his GED. Thank your for your time and consideration in helping out Lawrence!

About Jackie

My job title is Director of the Elam Davies Social Service Center, and I have been in this position since December 2014.My work involves executing the vision for the Elam Davies Social Service Center by building relationships with and providing services for men, women, and families who are in need… Read more